Catcha Investment Corp 2.0

SPAC Ticker
Technology, Media, FinTech
External link: SEC Filings



Patrick Grove has served as our chairman of the board of directors and our chief executive officer since our inception. Since founding Catcha Group in 1999, Mr. Grove has built an extensive track record of founding, building, acquiring, listing and growing both private and public Southeast Asian digital businesses. Today, Mr. Grove is widely recognized as one of the leading entrepreneurs in the region, having founded and taken numerous companies from start up to initial public offering in Australia and Southeast Asia, including iProperty Group Ltd, iCar Asia Ltd and Frontier Digital Ventures Ltd. Mr. Grove has been the recipient of numerous awards, including World Economic Forum Global Leader of Tomorrow, Bloomberg Business Week Asia’s Best Young Entrepreneur, the Australia Unlimited Global 50 and Asian Entrepreneur of the Year. Mr. Grove is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Catcha Investment 1. He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Finance from the University of Sydney.

Luke Elliott has served as our director and president since our inception. Mr. Elliott co-founded Catcha Group with Mr. Grove in 1999 and has been responsible for the Group’s corporate finance and operating activities since inception. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Elliott has completed over 70 corporate exercises including capital raisings, mergers, acquisitions and public listings and manages the acceleration and scaling of the Group’s portfolio companies. Mr. Elliott has been in partnership with Mr. Grove for over 20 years, where they have together brought six digital business from their early stages to a public listing or sale, worth over $1 billion in value. Mr. Elliott is also the President and a Director of Catcha Investment 1. He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Finance from the University of Sydney.

Wai Kit Wong has been appointed to serve as our chief financial officer . Mr. Wong brings significant corporate finance experience from 13 years at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, where he was an executive director in the investment banking division, focusing on coverage of technology, media and telecommunications companies in the Asia Pacific region. At Goldman Sachs, Mr. Wong led and executed various large and sophisticated corporate finance transactions across Southeast Asia, China, Australia and India, including mergers and acquisitions, de-mergers, initial public offerings and debt offerings. Mr. Wong is also the Chief Financial Officer of Catcha Investment 1. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Rick Hess will serve as one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement. Mr. Hess is the founder and a Managing Partner of Cobalt Capital. He leads the firm and is responsible for deal origination and execution, as well as for the management of various Cobalt portfolio company relationships. Mr. Hess founded Evolution Media Capital in 2008, an investment advisory firm created in partnership with Creative Artists Agency and served as its Managing Partner. He then formed Evolution Media, the early growth investing vehicle of TPG, which invested in partnership with TPG from 2012-2019. Prior to Evolution Media, Rick created and led the Film Finance Group at CAA. Under his leadership there, the group packaged, raised financing for, or sold more than 125 feature films, including Academy Award-winning films Crash, Brokeback Mountain, Goodnight and Good Luck and The Tree of Life. Previously, he held executive positions at various film production companies.

Thomas Tsao will serve as one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement. Mr. Tsao is a co-founder and managing partner of Gobi Partners, a venture capital firm headquartered in Shanghai and with offices in 13 locations across Asia. Established in 2002, Gobi is a leading investor in digital media, IT and TMT companies in China and ASEAN. Prior to Gobi, Mr. Tsao was a founder of the Beijing Technology Development Fund, sponsored by Beijing Enterprises and Tsinghua University Enterprise Group. Mr. Tsao has around three decades of experience in venture capital investments, operations, fund management and investment banking in China and the United States, and was named to the Forbes list of ‘China’s Top Venture Capitalists’ from 2013 to 2017. In 2006, he founded SEO China, a non-profit organization, which has provided more than 250 internships for underserved college students. He also serves as Chair of the Presidential Scholars Foundation, which cultivates, connects, and celebrates U.S. Presidential Scholars (161 of the nation’s top high school seniors who are selected annually and honored by the White House). Mr. Tsao received of Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics from Harvard University.